Our list of 10 best science documentaries on Amazon Prime will let you step into the amazing world of science and scientific achievements.
The challenge that many documentary filmmakers face is trying to make an accurate documentary while keeping it entertaining enough to get viewers engaged. This challenge becomes even greater if you are making a science documentary. This is why you often see more science TV series. It is easier to hold the attention of viewers when they only have to watch 20 or 40 minutes about something. It also allows the creators to have more leeway as for how they are presenting science. Take the examples of Mythbusters and Brainiac. They are science related as they come, but also extremely fun to watch. However, not every documentary can be things blowing up. Sometimes it is nice to watch something more serious.
As we’ve mentioned in some earlier articles, science is a delicate topic and you really need to know your facts. This is of course if you want to make a good documentary, ask the right questions and make sure people will consider your documentary worth something. If not, you can always claim the Earth is flat, and try to make your argument by saying: if the Earth is round, how people from Australia don’t fall off of it? Another challenge may be covering the topic in just one documentary. This is why some documentaries look like a film made of dry facts and nothing else. Luckily for us, there are plenty of science documentaries out there that managed to find the right balance. For those of you who have Netflix subscription, some of them are featured on our list of 11 Best Science Documentaries on Netflix Streaming in 2011.
Now let us get back to the reason we are here. In order to get the list of 10 best science documentaries on Amazon Prime, we looked through science & technology category of documentaries available for Amazon Prime subscribers to stream. We checked the documentaries for their Amazon rating and the number of users who rated them (we didn’t consider documentaries that had 5 or fewer raters) and used it as our starting point. We then ranked them using these two criteria and used the average rating to form our list. Here they are: